To celebrate the 100th running of the W.S. Cox Plate, the Moonee Valley Racing Club, in conjunction with Racing Victoria and our Principal Partner Ladbrokes will offer the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost. The Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost is a bonus of AUD $1 million to the winner of the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate should they win one of the races that form the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost Series.

 Race:  Date:   Track:   Prizemoney:   Winner: 
 Australian Guineas   February 29, 2020   Flemington  $1,000,000   Alligator Blood
 Australian Cup  March 7, 2020  Flemington  $1,500,000  Fifty Stars
 Alister Clark Stakes  March 13, 2020  The Valley  $200,000  Nonconformist
 All-Star Mile  March 14, 2020  Caulfield  $5,000,000  Regal Power
 Takarazuka Kinen  June 28, 2020  Hanshin, Japan  $4,400,000 AUD  Chrono Genesis
 Juddmonte International  August 19, 2020  York, England  $2,000,000 AUD  
 Feehan Stakes  September 5, 2020  The Valley  $250,000  
 Makybe Diva Stakes  September 12, 2020  Flemington  $750,000  
 Underwood Stakes  September 27, 2020  Caulfield  $750,000  
 Turnbull Stakes  October 3, 2020  Flemington  $500,000  
 Caulfield Guineas  October 10, 2020  Caulfield  $2,000,000  
 Thousand Guineas  October 10, 2020  Caulfield  $500,000  
 Caulfield Stakes  October 10, 2020  Caulfield  $1,000,000  
Terms and Conditions

1. The Moonee Valley Racing Club will provide a AUD$1,000,000 cash bonus for the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost promotion.

2. The Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost promotion attaches to the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate to be run at The Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia on Saturday 24th October 2020.

3. The Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost promotion is won by a horse that is declared the official winner of one (or more) races that form the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost Series and wins the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate.

4. The Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost Series includes the following 13 Races:
Australian Guineas February 29, 2020 Flemington $1,000,000
Australian Cup March 7, 2020 Flemington $ 1,500,000
Alister Clark Stakes March 13, 2020 The Valley $ 200,000
All-Star Mile March 14, 2020 Caulfield $5,000,000
Takarazuka Kinen June 28, 2020 Hanshin, Japan $4,400,000 AUD
Juddmonte International August 19, 2020 York, England $ 2,000,000 AUD
Feehan Stakes September 5, 2020 The Valley $ 250,000
Makybe Diva Stakes September 12, 2020 Flemington $ 750,000
Underwood Stakes September 27, 2020 Caulfield $ 750,000
Turnbull Stakes October 3, 2020 Flemington $ 500,000
Caulfield Guineas October 10, 2020 Caulfield $ 2,000,000
Thousand Guineas October 10, 2020 Caulfield $ 1,000,000
Caulfield Stakes October 10, 2020 Caulfield $1,000,000

5. In the event a horse wins more than one race that forms the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost Series, the bonus available remains capped at AUD$1m.

6. In the event that there is a dead-heat in one or more of the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost Series races, both horses will be eligible to win the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost promotion.

7. In the event that there is a dead-heat in the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate, the AUD$1m Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost will be divided evenly to those horses that are eligible. If a dead- heat includes one horse that is eligible and one horse that is not eligible, the eligible horse will receive 50% of the bonus pool .

8. The AUD$1m 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost prize will be divided as follows:
• Owners –85%
• Trainer –10%
• Winning jockey –5%

9. Winning one or more of the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost Series races will not guarantee a horse a start in the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate. The final field for the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate will be determined by the Committee of the Moonee Valley Racing Club.

10. The Committee of the Moonee Valley Racing Club may in its absolute and unfettered discretion:
(a) Exclude any horse or horses from the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (subject to exempt races)
irrespective of whether or not the field limit of 14 horses and 4 emergencies (“the field”) as at final acceptance time shall be reached;
(b) Exempt any horse or horses;
(c) Select the field to compete in the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate with the assistance of an advisory panel including Racing Victoria Racing Operations & Chief Handicapper and in so doing have regard to but not be bound by the race conditions set out above.

11. The Feehan Stakes at The Valley on Saturday 5 September 2020 will be the only ‘Ballot Exempt’ race for the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate.

12. The field limit for the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate will be 14 plus a maximum of 4 emergencies.

13. All horses that are eligible for the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost prize must be nominated and complete the progressive acceptances in accordance with the gazetted race conditions for the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate:

Key dates:
Nominations close at 12pm Tuesday 4 August 2020 (Fee $1,100)
Late Nominations close at 12pm Tuesday 11 August 2020 (Fee $5,500)
First Acceptance close at 12pm Tuesday 8 September 2020 (Fee $2,200)
Second Acceptance close at 12pm Tuesday 22 September 2020 (Fee $4,400)
Late Nomination close at 12pm Monday 19 October 2020 (Fee $200,000)
Final Acceptance close at 8:30am Tuesday 20 October 2020 (Fee $54,450)
All fees are inclusive of GST.

14. a. The MVRC will pay all travel and accommodation expenses incurred by connections of the winners of each of the international races that form the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost promotion.

15. The MVRC will pay all nomination and progressive acceptances fees for the winners of each of the international races that form the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost promotion.

16. Horses that win one of the international races that form the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost promotion races after nominations close (Tuesday August 4 2020 at 12pm AEST) will:
a. If previously nominated, the MVRC will refund this nomination fee to connections
b. If not nominated, be supplemented into the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate nominations with the approval of connections

17. Horses that win one of the international races that form the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Boost promotion after the first progressive acceptance (Tuesday 8 September 2020) will:
a. If previously nominated and the first progressive acceptance fee has been paid, the MVRC will refund this nomination fee and acceptance fee to connections
b. If not nominated, be supplemented into the 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate nominations with the approval of connections